Clark College Foundation won two top regional awards from the prestigious Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
“The Universe Speaks,” a story that appeared in the summer 2016 edition of Partners magazine, was selected for the silver award for a feature story from CASE District VIII. The district comprises more than 130 advancement institutions in the Pacific Northwest.
The article is about Clark alumnus Cody Messick who is part of a scientific team that helped discover the sound of black holes colliding more than 1 billion years ago. The story was written by freelancer Lily Raff McCaulou, produced by Rhonda Morin of Clark College Foundation with support from the foundation team and designed by Wei Zhaung of Clark College.
Since the story was published, Messick and the team of more than 1,000 scientists have discovered more instances of colliding black holes. Additionally, the three lead scientists from that team were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on October 2, 2017, for the team’s detection of the ripples in the fabric of space-time.
A bronze award was earned in the fundraising publications category for a high-end booklet that was prepared for a special partner. The piece was titled “The Impact of Giving to Clark College Foundation: A Report for the John A. and Helen M. Cartales Foundation.” It was written and produced by Rhonda Morin with support from the Clark College Foundation team and designed by freelance graphic artist Jane Vanderzanden.
The foundation was recognized during a luncheon in Seattle on February 8, 2018.